An Ethical Analysis of the Mitigation Measures, Restrictions, and Social Isolation of Long Term Care Residents during the Covid-19 Pandemic (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers an ethical analysis of the mitigation measures, restrictions, and social isolation of long term care residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The course explores concepts of harm, proportionality, reciprocity, and transparency.  Ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, maleficence, and justice are examined.  The reading also includes surveys of long term care family members measuring the impact of restrictions on their relatives’ physical and mental conditions.

This course is recommended for social workers and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  This course is not recommended for NBCC ethics credit.

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Course Readings:

Reading 1:  Social Isolation of Older Adults in Long Term Care as a Result of Covid-19 Mitigation Measures During the Covid-19 Pandemic by Cathy Purvis Lively; Published by Voices in Bioethics

Reading 2:  The Devastating Effect of Lockdowns on Residents of Long-Term Care Facilies During Covid-19 by the Consumer Voice/ https://theconsumervoice.org

Reading 3:  Limitations on Visitation Continue to Harm Nursing Home Residents by the Consumer Voice/ https://theconsumervoice.org

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills and knowledge by offering an ethical analysis of the mitigation measures and restrictions on LTC residents during the Covid-19 pandemic

Learning Objectives:  Identify the concepts of harm, proportionality, reciprocity, and transparency.  Give examples of the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, maleficence. Describe the impact of mitigation efforts and restrictions on LTC residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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1: Social isolation can be as dangerous as smoking _________ cigarettes per day, earning its designation as a public health priority.
 
 
 
 
2: Isolation increases the risk of
 
 
 
 
 
3: WHO defines health as
 
 
4: Jacobson v. Massachusetts clarified as essential point of law- the rights and liberties secured by the US Constitution
 
 
5: Whether the restrictions were the least restrictive means to protect the high-risk population addresses the concept of _________.
 
 
 
6: The balancing of the benefits and burdens of the social cooperation describes the concept of
 
 
 
7: Protecting the high-risk resident from a deadly disease while acknowledging the associated harm describes
 
 
 
 
8: Perceiving the long-term care resident as a passive recipient of care is paternalistic and antithetical to
 
 
 
 
9: Recognizing the adult as having value and equal worth describes the concept of
 
 
 
 
10: In the January 15, 2021 The Consumer Voice report, LTC family members reported declines in their relatives' ___________ .
 
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 9/6/2021 - 9/6/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 1 ethics continuing education credit.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.